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James Webb Space Telescope’s golden mirror in final test – Yahoo News Australia

Engineers are almost done building and testing the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.



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The technological marvel that is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is going through final testing before being shipped to the launch site.
The successor to the mighty Hubble is due to leave Earth in October to begin a new era of astronomical discovery.
One of Webb’s key objectives will be to catch the glow from the first stars to shine in the Universe.
To do this, it’s been given a 6.5m-wide, golden mirror that engineers are now checking one last time.
The segmented reflector has to be folded…

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